Low-Cost MacBook Pro: Apple is planning to release an entry-level MacBook Pro with the M2 processor but no ProMotion display.
According to a rumour published late last year, Apple may debut a new entry-level MacBook Pro, as well as other items, in 2022. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has now confirmed the product’s delivery. It’s likely to ship with Apple’s forthcoming M2 chipset, however, there may be some concessions. Examine the specifics.
Apple’s Low-Cost MacBook Pro Is Coming
Apple wants to replace the 2020 M1 MacBook with this year’s entry-level MacBook Pro with the M2 processor, according to Gurman’s monthly Power On newsletter. This will be in addition to the current MacBook Pro, which was released late last year and is powered by Apple’s latest M1 Max processor. Apple now intends to give users the high-end features of its Pro series MacBooks at entry-level pricing.
However, Gurman expects Apple to make compromises on the display and CPU to keep the price low and differentiate it from last year’s MacBook Pro versions. As a result, the forthcoming MacBook Pro model may not include a miniLED or a 120Hz ProMotion display.
The CPU might be another point of compromise. While the M2 will be the newest member of Apple’s silicon family, it is unlikely to be as powerful as the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets that were just released. Furthermore, Apple may not have as many storage alternatives as Microsoft.
“I’d expect the new entry-level MacBook Pro to match the high-end MacBook Pros by losing the Touch Bar, but key differentiators will be lesser displays, processors, and storage, and no ProMotion nor miniLED,” Gurman’s words.
Aside from that, Apple, according to Gurman, plans to revamp several of its devices using its future M2 processor. The 24-inch iMac, an entry-level Mac mini, and a redesigned MacBook Air are all plausible. The reported MacBook Air might include a miniLED display. It will not, however, have a ProMotion display.
“It’ll be one of many Macs in the pipeline with the M2 chip, including refreshes to the 24-inch iMac, entry-level Mac mini, and revamped MacBook Air,” he noted.
However, there is still no firm information on the 2022 Macs, and we’ll need more to have a better picture. So, are you looking forward to seeing the new MacBook Pro for the first time? Would you, on the other hand, buy it if you had to make certain concessions? Leave a comment below with your ideas.